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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- A dingo cub is snatched by an eagle, carried from his home, dropped, found and cared for at a sanctuary. Sounds like a tall tale? No, it really happened! Wandi is a pure alpine dingo and now resides at the Dingo Discovery Sanctuary and Research Centre in Victoria. This sweet and gentle retelling is from Wandi's point-of-view, with all the uncertainty and curiosity a little cub might feel. The text is accompanied by simple line drawings, and has factual material about dingoes at the back of the book, and will be perfect for ages 6-9 to not only enjoy the story of Wandi, but also to learn about the importance of dingoes in the natural environment.  Lindy

A young cub is snatched from his family and home by a giant eagle, then dropped, injured and alone, in a suburban garden. This is where he meets his first Human, and begins his long journey to becoming the most famous dingo in the world. He will never see his mountain home again, or his family. But it is his destiny to save alpine dingoes from extinction, and he dreams of a time when all cubs like him can live in the wild in safety, instead of facing poison and bullets and hatred.

A children's literary classic in-the-making from one of Australia's most-loved authors.
By:   Favel Parrett
Imprint:   Lothian
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 227mm,  Width: 143mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   260g
ISBN:   9780734420633
ISBN 10:   0734420633
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   29 September 2021
Recommended Age:   From 7 to 9 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

In 2011, Favel Parrett's career was launched with her critically acclaimed debut PAST THE SHALLOWS. A heart-breaking novel, it was sold internationally, shortlisted in the prestigious Miles Franklin Award and won the Dobbie Literary Award. Favel herself won the ABIA Newcomer of the Year Award in 2012. Her next novel, WHEN THE NIGHT COMES, was also critically acclaimed and further consolidated Favel's reputation with booksellers and readers. Favel's short stories have been published in various journals including Island, Griffith Review and Wet Ink. THERE WAS STILL LOVE was Favel's eagerly awaited third novel. WANDI is her first novel for children. For more information, visit or

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